Monday, April 28, 2008

MUSIC, MOVIES, & MONARCHY ON THIS MONDAY.

Greetings ye fellow humanoids!

I had to clean out my iTunes/iPod this weekend of some of the music I really don't listen to anymore or care to have on there. Gone are the annoying tribal gay club hits, the Star Wars soundtracks, and some of that heavy flamenco Spanish style B-Tribe elevator musak. I have them on CD anyway, if I ever wanna go back to that stuff. I had to make room for new sounds like music by The Shins, The Hives, The Strokes, Of Montreal, Bob Dylan, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Madonna, The Flaming Lips, and The White Stripes. Yeah, "new" stuff to me like Bob Dylan's classic masterpiece Blonde on Blonde! I know Bob has been a tremendously influential force/songwriter in modern music thanks to his profound lyrics and social consciousness back in the 60s, but I have never been able to get past his really whiny nasal voice! He's slowly grown on me I suppose, and I do thank him for steering The Beatles towards a more mature sound and eventually inspiring them to come up with a tremendous album like Rubber Soul! I am also happy to have Madonna's latest Hard Candy! Yes, this new album of hers takes a while to grow on you (unlike the last one which got me from the start), but it is pretty catchy once you give it a chance. So far I am really liking the songs, Candy Shop, Incredible, and Beat Goes On where that dumbass, but still talented Kanye West does a rap. Grandma still excites me, and if she goes on tour soon, I will go see her before the bad arthritis sets in. LOL!

I watched The Mist yesterday on DVD. Based on a story by Stephen King, it is an excellent film I must say, but pretty f**king depressing and quite creepy. Lead actor/hero Thomas Jane is fun to watch because he is a hottie and a good actor, and Marcia Gay Harden is terrific playing a kooky irritating fundamentalist Christian woman. Last week, I watched the highly violent but suspenseful No Country For Old Men, and this was a very tense movie with a psychotic brilliant performance by the Spaniard Javier Bardem. Part of me had to suspend disbelief that he could get away with killing so many people (especially in broad daylight), but alas, art imitates life much more often than we would like to think, so this movie could most certainly be possible.

They're showing this really interesting program as I write this post about King Henry VIII. This guy was a major egomaniacal mentally unstable jerk! Because these women did not give him the male heirs he desired, he'd have them executed?! YEESH! How many wives and mistresses did he amass anyway? I guess they had no idea back then that it is the male's sperm that has the deciding chromosome which ultimately defines the sex of the child! Henry did everything in his power to move on to the next woman whenever his insane will pleased, including working with the Pope and against him to suit his needs/desires. What a character! Unreal! A real lustful womanizing fiend! I guess the one cool thing he did do was father Elizabeth I, who became one of the greatest English monarchs in history.

I'm done with this, my 727th post! Can you believe it?

15 comments:

*la luna negra* said...

..or you can just get an 80GB ipod, and you know you like those homo club stuff..

mouse (aka kimy) said...

better yet ask "la luna negra" to send you an 80gb ipod!!!

just looked at your archive and you've been blogging for a while! congrats on reaching 727! it's fun to watch those numbers - today was my 392nd post!

dit said...

I should clean out my playlist also. It is getting pretty full of music I pass by way to often. I downloaded the Weepies latest album and have been listening to that over and over. I love it. Very lite and poppy.

I am excited to hear the latest from Madonna. We have caught almost all of her concerts since 2001. We think she is amazing in concert.

Lewis said...

I have nothing to comment on. But felt obligated to at least leave a comment.

Lewis said...

Oh, now I have something: It's really 95degrees? Do all of the cute boys have their shirts off?

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Glad you've come to appreciate Dylan. I'll be kind and restrain comment on Madonna.

I need to finally around to watching my multi-disc first season of "The Tudors". My sperm is fine, but for some reason none of my eight wives produced me a male heir. Maybe it was because...

Ms. Wollstonecraft said...

727 is a lot of posts--I should read some of your oldies.

I love Dylan. Have you ever seen the Youtube cartoon by Meth about Bob meeting the Beatles in NYC? it's great!

d. chedwick bryant said...

I'm only at 478, so you impress me very much.

Rubber Soul is a great album.

I grew up with Bob Dylan since my dad was very into him so he's just always been there, and in a strange way he is like "comfort music" for me since my dad is long gone. Better than comfort food-- not fattening at all.

Iggy is fabulous --did you see the movie Coffee & Cigarettes? his bit was so sweet.

Todd said...

I'm totally hot for Thomas Jane. I need to rent that movie soon.
727 posts, times how many words per post? You've probably written enough for a novel.

M- Filer said...

Well since you had the balls to admit it, I guess I will too...I also love "Incredible". It's so bubble gummy and I think one reviewer said it was Debbie Gibson-ish, but it's bouncy and fun and I love it. The whole CD is fun for that matter.

alexgirl said...

I loooove No Country for Old Men. That was an intense but incredible movie. You've got some good stuff on your iPod, too!
And I'll have to check out that Stephen King flick, because Thomas Jane is hot.

dennis said...

Dennis keeps seeing ads for Madonna's Hard Candy ($9.98 at target!) Dennis might check it out, but now that she's sorta British she could have called it "Boiled Sweets" Did you like the movie Evita? Dennis did.

Gary said...

I recently bought myself a new 80 GB iPod so I wouldn't have to 'edit' my song library. Although at 11,202 songs currently on my iPod there is lots of music that I don't even recognize and think "Do I own that?"

I agree with you about Madonna's Hard Candy. On first listening I was not impressed but the second time I listened I thought much more favorably of it. I am presently favoring Miles Away. Could there be discord in the Ritchie household?

Oh, and Bob Dylan. I never understood the appeal of him as a performer but as a songwriter he is the bomb!

molly said...

i love your tales of ipod makeover!
plus, i tagged you

LBIC said...

I agree about No Country. intense, but really good.

p.s. i tagged you.